The Sublimation of God

Sunday 20 December 2020 St Andrews Anglican Church  Luke 1: 26-38: The Sublimation of God  © Richard Fay I expect if I was a first century reader of Luke’s Gospel, I may likely burst into laughter at the absurdity of what I was reading. The words “greetings, favoured one! The Lord is with you” is … Read more

Quoth the Raven

SERMON  Sunday 18 October, 2020  Feast of St Luke, Evangelist and Martyr  Jeremiah 8.22 – 9.3  Psalm 145.10-18  2 Timothy 4.9-17a  Luke 10.1-9   Quoth the Raven ©Suzanne Grimmett  Is there no balm in Gilead?   Is there no physician there?  Why then has the health of my poor people   not been restored? Jeremiah 8.22  When … Read more

The light all around us

SERMON  Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple  Sunday 2 February  Malachi 3.1-4  Psalm 84  Hebrews 2.14-18  Luke 2.22-40  The light all around us © Suzanne Grimmett  The English poet William Blake told the story from his childhood of one  day when he was playing outside, seeing a tree filled with angels of … Read more

The grace of being “one of them”

SERMON  Feast of Christ the King  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Sunday 24 November  Jeremiah 23.1-6  Song of Zechariah  Colossians 1.11-20  Luke 23.33-43  The grace of being “one of them” ©Sue Grimmett  Why, just as we are about to step into that season of preparation and hopeful  expectation of God coming wrapped in the form … Read more

Encouragement

St Andrews –  Sermon: Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost: Ann Edwards Haggai 1:15b – 2.9  2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17  Luke 20: 27-40  Encouragement In Sunday School a few years back, my kids made rope out of wool. I had never  seen it done before, and it’s a really useful life skill, and an interesting science  … Read more

Make a nesting place

Sermon  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Feast of All Saints  Luke 6.20-31  Sunday 3 November  Make a nesting place ©Sue Grimmett  The lives of the official Saints can be daunting. Like a glossy magazine cover,  many of the narratives of these superhuman men and women have been  airbrushed to eliminate flaws but have also grown … Read more

Inviting all the dreamers to the table

 SERMON  20th Sunday after Pentecost  27 October 2019  Joel 2.23-32  2 Timothy 4.6-8,16-18  Luke 18.15-30  Inviting all the dreamers to the table  ©Sue Grimmett It has been said that we all live in a 200-year-long present moment. You can calculate where your 200 years of influence on this planet falls by remembering the oldest person … Read more

But she persisted

SERMON  Sunday 20 October, 2019  Jeremiah 31.27-34  2 Timothy 3.10 – 4.5  Psalm 119.97-104  Luke 18.1-14  But she persisted…. ©Sue Grimmett  My father used to tell the story of the first time he queued up for food in the  mess tent after joining the army and attending his first training during the  Second World War. … Read more

On the Margins

St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Indooroopilly  SUNDAY – Pentecost 18 – Sunday 13 October 2019  Jeremiah 29.1, 4-7, Psalm 66.1-11, 2 Timothy 2. 8-15, Luke 17.11-19  Ann Edwards  I have a hypothetical for you to start – imagine someone new walks through that door. Hold on to  that first person you imagined. What does that person … Read more

On impossible possibilities

SERMON  Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost  Sunday 6 October  Lamentations 1.1-6  Psalm 137  2 Timothy 1.1-14  Luke 17.1-10  On impossible possibilities ©Sue Grimmett  Mustard seeds and mulberry trees? Which is it? It seems Jesus is not averse to  mixing his metaphors. As we have journeyed through this Season of Creation  and recognised this last Friday the … Read more